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Jane Goodall with a baby chimp. Photo courtesy of janegoodall.org

Jane Goodall Visits Mpala Research Centre

It was a special week at Mpala, the home of African wildlife on Explore. Conservation icon Dr. Jane Goodall was here, spreading a message of hope for the next generation of scientists and nature lovers. “When scientists say it’s too late…that’s where I think they’re wrong. I think we have a window of time–we know that we

Leopard Tortoise (Stigmochelys pardalis)

All About the Leopard Tortoise

Mpala Research Centre is home to many reptile species including the unmistakable Leopard tortoise. Each day, one or more slow but sure individuals will be seen crossing from one end of the Mpala campus to the other. They bear dome shells with distinctive yellow and brown spots and radiating circles that make the leopard tortoise one of the

Puff Adder (Bitis arietans)

Snakes in Action

Snakes elicit all manner of emotions in humans and other animals world over. Some people shudder at the idea of being near snakes while others keep them as pets. Due to limited knowledge about these creatures, they are often misunderstood. On one occasion, viewers on Explore.org were treated to a rare moment when a bright

A young giraffe calf sticks close to its mother

Wounded Giraffes Treated in the Wild

Tall, elegant and with delicate strides characterised by an effortless ambling walk or gallop, the giraffe is a favourite animal for many people here on Mpala, the home of African wildlife on Explore.org. The name “giraffe” comes from the Arabic word for “graceful.” One of the most distinguished of all African mammals, the giraffe is

Lion King. Photo Credit: Stefan Ekernas

The Roar of Mpala’s Lions

The unmistakeable roar of a lion can be heard on most mornings at the Mpala Research Centre, the home of African wildlife on Explore.org. Both male and female lions roar, a sound that can be heard from five miles (8 km) away. With the recent rains and an abundance of prey, daily lion sightings have

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